A Shot in the Bark

A Shot in the Bark Librarian Note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B KQ C K Artist Lia Anderson likes to start each day with a trip to the Mount Airy Dog Park with her two rescues Then her boyfriend s body

  • Title: A Shot in the Bark
  • Author: C.A. Newsome
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Librarian Note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B005KQ5C2K.Artist Lia Anderson likes to start each day with a trip to the Mount Airy Dog Park with her two rescues Then her boyfriend s body turns up, bringing the attention of Detective Peter Dourson Lia struggles with grief and her growing attraction to the handsome detective while Dourson suspects all is notLibrarian Note This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B005KQ5C2K.Artist Lia Anderson likes to start each day with a trip to the Mount Airy Dog Park with her two rescues Then her boyfriend s body turns up, bringing the attention of Detective Peter Dourson Lia struggles with grief and her growing attraction to the handsome detective while Dourson suspects all is not as it seems with the tightly knit group of park regulars As Dourson s investigation uncovers well kept secrets, a killer lurks in the guise of a friend.

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    About “C.A. Newsome

    • C.A. Newsome

      C A Carol Ann Newsome writes the Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries, a series of fun, romantic suspense mystery novels which are inspired by and centered around her mornings at the Mount Airy Dog Park with her trio of rescues rowdy hooligans.A life long lover of fiction, Carol turned to books and audiobooks during her decade long recovery from a head injury that occurred when she and her bike were struck by a car Years of immersing herself in popular fiction lead to imagining the book she wanted to read, and wondering if she could actually write it.She is also an artist with an M.F.A from the University of Cincinnati You ll see portraits of some of her favorite four footed friends on the covers of her books She enjoys creating community based public artworks As an artist, she is best known for her New Leaf Global Good Will Guerrilla Art Project.Her other interests include astrology, raw food and all forms of psychic phenomena She likes to sing to her dogs The dogs are the only ones who like to listen.

    687 thoughts on “A Shot in the Bark

    • Lia Anderson was over being hassled by her on again/off again boyfriend Luthor. He was needy and selfish – she had broken up with him twice already; this time she would make it stick. Lia was telling her best friend Anna about her decision while they and all their friends were at the Mount Airy Dog Park which they frequented most mornings with their beloved dogs. But of course Luthor didn’t take it well…After a disturbed night Lia took Chewy and Honey, her two doggy kids to the dog park ve [...]

    • Dog Parks really are strange places. You meet people from all walks of life, all connected by their love of dogs. Setting a murder mystery with that as a background is an interesting idea and for the most part the book works. It's entertaining even if it's a little obvious. Parts of the book it felt like one red herring after another and that's OK except they were quite plainly red herrings. So it's not the greatest book ever written but if you want to kill some time and be entertained along the [...]

    • Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Report: Artist and Cincinnati urban dog-owner Lia spends her mornings with an oddball crew of fellow urban dog folks, giving their pooches a chance to romp, run, socialize, and generally get their doggy-day off to a good start. Likewise the people, all having convenience-store coffee and the occasional donut among the similarly inclined. As with any group of people who meet and become acquainted around a common interest, there are passionate rivalries, there are last [...]

    • I should have liked this book. It combines dogs, which I love, with a murder mystery, a genre I read extensively. But I most definitely did NOT like it.The first thing is not really an error of the author. It's just a style I don't like. I don't like to know what the killer is thinking. I don't like having any hints of whodunnit beyond the clues available to the book's sleuths--the actual evidence and the things revealed in discussions with the suspects and by snooping. Just by making the gender [...]

    • REVIEW: A SHOT IN THE BARK by C. A. Newsome [DOG PARK MYSTERY #1]A SHOT IN THE BARK is the very delightful and engrossing first mystery in the DOG PARK MYSTERY Series. The eponymous Dog Park is the Mount Airy Dog Park is Cincinnati, Ohio, a locale well-known to the author (who is also a painter). Any dog lover will gleefully leap at this novel, but you don't have to love canines: there's so much emotion, intrigue, grief, loss, joy, romance, love, and a really cold-hearted villain pulling strings [...]

    • "A Shot in the Bark" is a tense and absorbing mystery centered around a group of people who frequent a Cincinnati dog park. In this suspenseful, fast-moving and eminently readable nail-biter, an apparent suicide is suspected by a police detective as actually being a murder. His superiors may have doubts, and at times even he has doubts because of the sparsity of evidence and clues, but the reader has no doubts at all -- at various points in the book, author C.A. Newsome lets the killer have her [...]

    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I must confess that dogs of various breeds are a big part of my life and I've done my share of hanging out with "dog people," so I probably like all the inside jokes a little too much. But I think the book stands on its own even without the dogs. The mystery was cleverly woven, and the characters and emotional exploration were just as strong as the mystery aspect. I really liked the way the main plot was interwoven with the musings of the killer. The voice changes [...]

    • I was surprised that I liked it so much (got it because it was free). It makes me a bit crazy that you never know who committed the murders though.

    • I wasn't too sure if I would be able to stick with this book, the first time I read the killer's thoughts!I am glad that I stayed with this book, however, because the author did an excellent job, of alternating POV and did not include any gory/gruesome elements.This was a very engaging mystery which held me from beginning to end.Be sure to read the Epilogue!:D

    • A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries Book 1) by C. A. Newsome is a book I was hoping would be interesting since I like dogs and mysteries. For some reason the dog on the cover gave me the impression this was a YA read but I have read many of them too and enjoyed them so how can I resist at least giving it a try? After starting the book I just couldn't put it down! This book could stand alone as it leads you to believe who done it. Just don't read the Epilogue a [...]

    • A Shot in the Bark is the first book in the Dog Park Mysteries. It is a delightful, cozy whodunit featuring a group of slightly eccentric people who meet up regularly in the local dog park. There's a staged suicide and the detective in charge of the case infiltrates the group to investigate, while at the same time falling for one of the dog owners. The chapters alternate between the killer's perspective, which was very well done, and the events surrounding the dog people. There were a few nice t [...]

    • A Shot in the Bark was a surprising and delightful book. I have a degree in literature, which I earned by reading a lot of books from every possible period and genre. When I read for entertainment, I pick up whatever looks interesting: literary, mystery, sci-fi, detective, fantasy, young adult--you name. A friend recommended A Shot in the Bark, so I picked it up. And I couldn't put it down. I was immediately drawn into the world of Lia and her friends. I still find myself thinking the characters [...]

    • I actually finished it so it may not be all that bad but the killer POV annoyed the heck out of me and the fact that in the endwaitspoiler alert, don't read further if you don't want to know what happens in the endI was very annoyed to find out that in the end, despite the rock solid fact that linked one person to the murder (given away during the killer's POV bits) and was either a lie or a mistake, the ending is in the killer's POV and she/he/it isn't who the narrative pointed to as the killer [...]

    • I will always try a book with dogs or horses involved. As a 20-year veteran of dog shows and dog training, mistakes about dogs irritate me but the author definitely got it right.The plot was interesting, centering the mystery around a group of people who meet through their animals at a local dog park. The characters are well developed, the romance was handled with a light touch and the plot was reasonably involved.I'm not sure I liked the inserted comments/thoughts of the killer, but it was, in [...]

    • Clever killer ----interesting and a good read. Liked the dog park, the dogs, the people! I was expecting to be entertained, but found this novel to be far more than a delightful romp through the dog park. The author creates believable characters that make me want to know more about these people, all the while presenting an exquisite sense of detail to really flesh out the story, with a compelling sense of humor. Even better than that? The plot twists. Good luck trying to puzzle out who REALLY "d [...]

    • This was quite a nice tale apart from a few murderous happenings !! Set among a group of people of all ages that visit the local dog park. One of their number is killed and I never guessed who did it !! It has a great ending that nicely leaves things open for a sequel as wellere were even tips on dog care interspersed throughout. Just my type of book.I especially liked Viola's Song :)She did use a term Geezlepete which I found aggravating after a couple of mentions, though, and there was the odd [...]

    • Might work better as a made for TV movie.Let me begin by saying that even though I rated this book as 2 stars, it kept me sufficiently interested to cause me to finish the book. For me, there were so many characters and dogs that I had a hard time keeping track of who's who and what kind of dog they had. The title of the review is my attempt to indicate that the large number of characters would have been less taxing on my brain if I could have watched this as a movie. It would also have been eas [...]

    • I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the killer's internal dialog, I thought it added a really cool and creepy dimension to the whole mystery. (Spoiler Alert?) I didn't even mind that you don't find out who the killer is at the end of the book. The characters were well-drawn, for the most part, but I will admit to skipping over a lot of the making of the tiles because I wanted to get back to the main mystery and the relationship of Lia and her detective.

    • I liked this story; the characters were fun, the plot was interesting. However, I wish the ending had been a bit different. (view spoiler)[I really would have liked to find out who the killer was. (hide spoiler)] From what I see in the reviews on , it seems as though there is a sequel in the works. Hopefully that sequel will tie up the loose ends.

    • I loved reading a whodunnit whose cast included dogs. That was such a nice touch for us dog lovers. The mystery truly will keep you guessing right up to the end, and my favorite part was getting inside the killer's head. Well done, and well told!

    • This was a fun, easy, light read for me. As a free book from , I didn't have high hopes, but it was better than what I expected. I will be looking forward to reading another from this author to see what else she comes up with.

    • Pretty good mystery. Several times I thought I knew who did it, then I was sure I knew. Then the end came and I wasn't thrilled with things in chapter 15.

    • Cute murder mystery. Tied my love of dogs and mysteries together well. Kept me guessing. Hope there's a sequel after the end though!

    • This was a free download for my Kindle. I didn't have high hopes. However, I really enjoyed the book, and am waiting for the sequel!

    • A really entertaining mystery. I found myself wanting to read more when it ended. The author is good at developing the characters and creating suspense.

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